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07.05.11 | Athletics

Friday Double-Dip

4.8.11 | Baseball/Softball

Baseball and softball teams return to action Friday night

Doubleheaders

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball and softball teams will be back in action on Friday night in Baldwin City.

BU baseball is slated to play William Jewell College at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. BU softball will face William Woods University at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Baker baseball team (10-17, 4-11 HAAC) will look to break out of its four-game losing streak. Brandon Truitt continues to lead the squad offensively with a .418 batting average and 21 RBI’s. Chris Cummins (3-3) will anchor the Cats‘ on the mound as he comes into play with a 3.80 ERA while averaging 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings.

William Jewell College (21-11, 9-7 HAAC) is coming off a doubleheader split with Benedictine College on April 2nd. David Smith leads the Cardinals offense with a .392 batting average and 14 stolen bases on the year. Drew Mitrisin (6-0) has been steady on the mound with a 1.96 ERA.

The surging Baker softball team will take the field at 5:00 p.m. for a doubleheader with William Woods University.

Baker (20-12, 8-2 HAAC) currently sits in second-place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Standings. The Wildcats are coming off a split with Ottawa University on Wednesday evening. Brooke Allen continues to lead the squad offensively with a .408 batting average, while Erin Greenwood leads the team with 19 RBI’s. Maggie Holmberg (8-2) has been a dominate force on the mound with a 1.83 ERA.

William Woods (19-12, 5-5 AMC) comes into play winners in seven of its last eight contests. Lindsey LeCuru leads the Owls offense with a .444 batting average and 30 RBI’s. MacKenzie Bowden (8-4) , the Owls top-ranked pitcher enters play ranked 19th nationally with a 1.14 ERA

“We’re gonna use the non-conference games we played this week to prepare for our big game on Sunday with Lindenwood,” said head coach Matt Windle. “If we could grab a victory or two on Sunday, we’d be alone in first-place in the conference standings.”

Baseball Matchup


BAKER WJC
Current Record 10 - 17 21 - 11
Scoring 105 184
Batting 0.280 0.291
RBI 91 163
Runs 105 184
Hits 198 261
Double 28 58
Triples 5 12
Home Runs 2 7
Slugging % 0.342 0.405
Pitching 178.200 223.100
Hits Allowed 205 217
Earned Runs 123 101
Base on Balls 117 78
Strike Outs 126 162
Opponent Batting Average 0.289 0.258

Softball Matchup


BAKER WWU
Current Record 20 - 12 19 - 12
Scoring 122 138
Batting 0.272 0.281
RBI 109 133
Runs 123 138
Hits 224 233
Double 42 42
Triples 4 12
Home Runs 24 16
Slugging % 0.420 0.418
Pitching 217.100 212.200
Hits Allowed 214 170
Earned Runs 73 61
Base on Balls 53 88
Strike Outs 185 188
Opponent Batting Average 0.243 0.212

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